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Science has confirmed that meditation is a powerful tool to reduce stress and anxiety, improve concentration, and even to help preserve the aging brain. If you are like most people your first thought about meditation might invoke images of monks or hippies, but a meditation or mindfulness practice is hitting the mainstream in a big […]

June 24, 2020

If you’ve read any of these recipes here on the blog, I guess I should say I come with an assumption that you know how to cook. The recipes that I provide here are not intended to be for those who have no idea how to cook. They’re more for the people who understand how […]

June 22, 2020

As we mentioned in this post eating vegetables is a pillar of a healthy diet.  That being said, there are some meals that lend themselves to eating more vegetables. Historically, breakfast is not one of them!  How do you squeeze more vegetables into your breakfast?   Here are three great ways to get dark leafy […]

June 16, 2020

Besides eating well and exercising, getting restorative sleep may be the next best thing for a healthy lifestyle. During our quarantine, our schedules have been turned upside down. Our weekly meetings are canceled, TV and alcohol consumption has increased as a country, we are taking care of kids, grandkids, or grandparents that we normally don’t. […]

June 15, 2020

Immune function is a pretty popular topic these days and for good reason! With many of us helping out our elderly parents or neighbors it’s extremely important to stay healthy. In conjunction with a healthy diet, a restful night’s sleep and a mind-body practice, getting regular exercise can help reduce inflammation and boost your immune […]

May 18, 2020

Stress can have a negative impact on your body. A Psychology Today article says, “Ongoing stress makes us susceptible to illness and disease because the brain sends defense signals to the endocrine system, which then releases an array of hormones that not only gets us ready for emergency situations but severely depresses our immunity at […]

May 18, 2020

This next recipe was inspired by a little place in Manchester New Hampshire called Restoration Cafe. They have great little selection of bowls, smoothies, light sandwiches, juices, and the like. I loved the marketing of this cafe too, I mean beakers for glasses? I’m there for it! I would always get the Egg, Cheddar and […]

May 18, 2020

As our weeks of Stay at Home Order drag into months, you may start to notice that things are getting more stressful. What started as a time to pause and relax has turned into you noticing that your partner is getting on your nerves, the kids are getting stir crazy and you are running out […]

May 15, 2020

When I lived in Tallahassee there was this little place called California Chicken Grill, it was oddly a healthy but late-night eats kind of place, atypical for a college town. It was cheap, tasty, and fell into the “healthy” category of food. Thankfully they opened one in Gainesville when I moved there but it was […]

May 12, 2020

There was this little place in Gainesville, FL where we used to live called Buddha Belly. They had all kinds of fun curries and stir-fried rice (think pizza fried rice with mushroom, sausage, pepperoni, and marinara or salmon fried rice with capers and red onion). This is my version of one of theirs I loved, […]

May 12, 2020